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2010-10-18 14:23:00

Valerie Plame Wilson joins leading experts on nuclear weapons from government and advocacy groups for two-day training WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women leaders are gathering this week at the Fair Game Summit: Women and Nuclear Security to rally around one of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Hosted by Participant Media and The White House Project, the two-day leadership training will focus on how women can become more...

2010-03-31 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Global Zero movement will hold a press conference at the National Press Club on April 8 at 10:00 am to respond to that day's signing of the new START accord and to urge strong action at President Obama's April 12-13 Nuclear Security Summit. Participants will include former CIA counter-proliferation officer Valerie Plame, START 1 chief negotiator Amb. Richard Burt, Academy Award-winning producer Lawrence Bender (An...

2010-02-24 06:20:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- VIPs and delegates gathered in South Africa yesterday to hear retired US Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a Director of Symbion Power, deliver the keynote address at the opening of the Power Indaba 2010 conference in Durban, Symbion Power announced today. Ambassador Wilson served for the United States government at the US Embassy in Niger and he served as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome. He was President Bill Clinton's senior advisor on...

2009-07-01 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Symbion Power today announced the appointment of Ambassador Joseph Wilson (ret.) as a member of the Symbion Power Advisory Board. Ambassador Wilson has extensive experience in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. As an American diplomat, he served as Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe in the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He also served as Special Assistant to President Clinton in charge of African Affairs at...

2008-07-16 15:00:07

The White House has cited executive privilege in refusing to turn over FBI interviews with Vice President Dick Cheney on the leaked name of a CIA operative. The position came in response to a July 16 deadline from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which included Cheney in its investigation of who leaked former CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to the media, The Hill, a Washington political newspaper, reported Wednesday. Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., held off a vote to...

2008-06-20 15:00:02

A former Bush administration spokesman told a U.S. congressional committee he doesn't know if a crime was committed when Valerie Plame's identity was leaked. Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, has written What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception, in which he discusses several issues the White house faced, including the disclosure of the name of Plame as a CIA operative. McClellan told the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary...

2006-08-15 19:07:33

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawyer plans to use a legal precedent that allowed President Bill Clinton to be sued while in office to force Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove to testify in a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband. California attorney Joseph Cotchett said he will ask a federal court to order Cheney, his ex-chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby and Rove to testify in depositions about their role in...

2006-07-31 17:34:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby asked a federal judge on Monday to allow a memory expert to testify in their bid to show Libby may have been confused or had a faulty memory in recalling conversations in the CIA leak case. Libby is charged with lying to investigators as they sought to find out who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003 after her diplomat-husband accused the Bush administration of manipulating...

2006-07-29 17:07:06

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters often tune out policy debates but it's wrong to think of them as stupid, uninformed and gullible, top White House political strategist Karl Rove said on Saturday. Rove, who is gearing up for a fight to help Republicans keep control of Congress in November, described Americans as swayed more by instinct than by the nuances of legislative proposals or candidates' position papers. In a commencement speech at George Washington...


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